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- Continuing education exam
- NOTE: The text The Anatomy of Speed is required for successful completion of this exam but is not included in this version. Purchase this version only if you already own the text or ebook.
Consisting of 75 multiple-choice and true-false questions, this continuing education exam is designed to be taken after reading The Anatomy of Speed
. The exam will test your knowledge of the information presented in the book, so you can work with clients looking to increase their athletic speed.Learning Objectives
After reading the book and successfully completing the 75-question exam, you will be able to do the following:
- Differentiate the various forms of athletic speed.
- Explain how the fascia system contributes to speed.
- Describe the role of small motor unit recruitment.
- Create a speed-specific active dynamic warm-up.
- Assess an athlete’s foundational strength.
- Recognize the different phases of linear sprinting.
- Identify the main causes of speed-related injuries.
- Apply strength training to enhance the ability to decelerate.
- Increase an athlete’s movement vocabulary.
- Summarize the functional drivers of human movement.
- Optimize metabolic recovery during training and competition.
Strength and conditioning coaches, personal trainers, and athletic trainers.
Bill Parisi is the founder and CEO of the Parisi Speed School and developer of the Parisi Training System. He is a 1990 graduate of Iona College, located in New Rochelle, New York, where he was selected as a two-time Division I track-and-field All-American (in 1988 and 1989). Bill also qualified for and competed in the 1988 U.S. Olympic track-and-field trials in the javelin throw. He currently still holds the Iona College school record for the javelin throw and in 2003 was inducted into the school’s hall of fame. In 1989, he traveled to Finland to train, learn from, and compete with some of the best athletes in the world. This international athletic training experience prompted Bill to start his own training business based on the strategies he learned.
In 1991, he earned the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) credential. In 1992, while $50,000 in debt, he founded the Parisi Speed School and, using a $500 van, traveled from school to school in New Jersey to deliver free speed clinics. In 1993, Bill opened his first speed-training location, a 2,500-square-foot facility in Wyckoff, New Jersey. In 2000, he opened his flagship speed school in Fair Lawn, New Jersey: a 32,000-square-foot facility specializing in youth speed training. This facility was recognized by Men’s Health in 2009 as one of the top 10 gyms in the country. In 2015, Active Times named Parisi Speed School the number one training facility in America. Since then, the Parisi Speed Training System has certified over 2,500 speed coaches throughout the world. In addition, Parisi Speed School has over 90 licensed speed-training locations and a growing affiliate program of individually licensed coaches worldwide. The Parisi Training System has been used to train more than one million young athletes between the ages of 7 and 18, producing first-round draft picks in every professional sport—including more than 145 NFL draft picks—and a host of Olympic medalists and UFC fighters.
In addition to being a recognized expert in youth speed training, Parisi founded the Professional Football Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (PFSCCA) in 2010, which is now partnered with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). As executive director of the PFSCCA, he hosts annual summits for the strength and conditioning coaches of all 32 NFL teams, where he invites top experts in the field to present the latest evidence-based research on speed, power, and injury resilience. In 2019, Parisi also established the Fascia Training Academy, which provides cutting-edge educational resources for understanding how to better train the body’s elastic connective tissue system.
Bill has coauthored and been a contributing author to numerous books, including Success Patterns, Don’t “Should” on Your Kids, Fascia Training, Fascia in Sport and Movement, and Fascial Fitness. Bill has served as a consultant or featured lecturer for several sports-related organizations, including the NFL, USA Football, Nike, and Reebok, as well as numerous sports industry associations such as the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA); National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM); American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM); American Council on Exercise (ACE); and the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA). He has also contributed content for USA Football’s online coaches’ library. In addition to speaking, writing, and consulting, Parisi has been featured on Fox Sports, ESPN, The Today Show, CNBC, ESPN the Magazine, Sporting News, New York Times, USA Today, CBI magazine, and Running magazine.
Bill lives in Wyckoff, New Jersey, with his wife and two sons.